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Sacher Torte: A Piece of Vienna

Lucie Vojvodíková

Author: Lucie Vojvodíková,

Published: 12. 7. 2016 | Updated: 26. 2. 2021PrintSend by email

Piece of a chocolate cake ''Sacher'' Piece of a chocolate cake ''Sacher''
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Did you know that the Sacher Torte is still prepared exlusively by hand?

The Original Sacher-Torte has been the most famous cake in the world since 1832. The original recipe remains a guarded secret of Hotel Sacher so the the one and only Sachert Torte is served nowhere else. It is so favourite that Austria has the National Sacher Torte Day on 5 December. 

It is basicaly a chocolate cake coated by hand with an apricot jam and a chocolate icing on top. Traditionally it is served with a portion of unsweetened whipped cream. 

It was in 1832 when Prince von Metternich instructed the 16-year-old apprentice cook Franz Sacher to make a cake for his quests. He succeeded and years later his son Eduard established a luxury hotel in the heart of Vienna - Sacher. The cake became the symbol of the hotel. After marrying a butcher's daughter Anna, the hotel became of of the most popular hotels. Various celebrities and high society had meetings there and enjoyed the delicious cake.

Saher Hotel window with famous Sachertorte chocolate cakesSaher Hotel window with famous Sachertorte chocolate cakesFoto:

Traditionally served Sacher TorteTraditionally served Sacher TorteFoto:



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